Love, Hope, Strength invites you to a night ofÂ culinary oddities, exotic beasts, and enigmatic strangers. Grand Central was transformed into a market inspired soiree guaranteed to test your witsÂ and tempt your senses.Â Sip on complimentary Dos Equis as live music and unexpected encounters transport you to the Bazaar Noir.
We received these cute little passport cards that we took with us to every station to have punched. Â It wasn’t that easy though. You had to try one of the “culinary oddities” or perform some task in order to get your card punched. Once all four corners of the card were punched out, then you were invited to the special secret room to view a performance. Â Slits in a wall revealed a mirrored room with a dancing phoenix that seemed to perform JUST for you, like a pervy peep show. It was difficult to describe, so you’ll have to see for yourself… or ask me sometime.
The event was such a blast. We really enjoyed the musical stylings of The Candy Shop Boys. They played an eclectic and provoctive mix of muic and genres. I especially love how they cover tunes in new and interesting ways.
We were are all about partying for a purpose. Â That’s why we are happy to find out that Love Hope Strength was behind all the the peculiar partying.Â Love Hope StrengthÂ (LHS) an international, music-centric cancer charity dedicated to saving lives, one concert at a time. Their mission is to save lives, right now, with the advances that have already been made in cancer care.
So, how does one become a marrow or blood stem cell donor?
It is a painless and simple procedure to get registered. Â You fill out a quick form,Â have your cheek swabbed. The cells are taken and sent to a lab to be tested to determine your tissue type. Â Your data is then entered into the National Marrow Donor Program registry. No worries. It’s anonymous.
Here is a video from MiamiTV recorded live at Bazaar Noir!
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Check out these fun images from the event.